Mera peak climbing

  • One of the most accessible trekking peaks

Difficult level : Non technical

Trekking Duration : 18days

Trip Starts : Lukla

Trip Ends : Lukla- kathmandu

Accommodations : Hotel-Lodge-Tent

Meal : Breakfast-Lunch-Dinner

Max : 6400

Best Season :

Hightlight Strong Point

Everest, Lhotse, Cho Oyu, Makalu, and Kangchenjunga at a glance
Good acclimatization, Safety day after the summit
1 assistant for 2 climbers
One of the most accessible trekking peaks

Arrival in Kathmandu. you are greeted at the airport by our team and then transferred to our hotel. Evening briefing from your guide.

approximately 15 hours of driving to the hotel
Final altitude: approximately 13,50 m
Meals: dinner
Accommodation: night in the hotel

We reserve this day for sightseeing in Kathmandu Valley and to prepare for trekking. After having a warm breakfast, we will leave the hotel in a private vehicle with an experienced tour guide. We will visit several UNESCO-listed world heritage sites in Kathmandu valley and the famous sacred Hindu temple, the Pashupatinath temple, Swayambhunath stupa, and Boudhanath stupa. These places are famous to have inherited ancient religious practices, architecture, and culture.

Tour: full-day tour
Final altitude: approximately 13,50 m
Meals: breakfast
Accommodation: night in the hotel

We leave Kathmandu in the morning for a superb flight to Lukla (35 min) where we meet our team. We first follow a gently sloping path. We cross a shoulder to a sheepfold then a big climb awaits us before a “Nepalese dish” in a rhododendron forest. We descend slightly and cross a torrent before ascending to the hamlet of Thukdingma. There is only one last zigzag climb in the middle of a forest to reach the village of Chutanga.

approximately Transfer: 4 to 5 h drive and 15 min flight to Lukla 2-3 hours of walking
Final altitude: approximately 3,250 m
Meals: breakfast – lunch – dinner
Accommodation: night in the lodge

From Chutanga we go up a winding path through a wooded slope towards the austere gorge which dominates the village. Through the trees, we can make out Chutanga below and even the tall houses of Lukla. We can make out the mountains that border Thame valley. We reach the Kharka teng lodge and continue on an excellent path but often snowy or even icy in autumn (sticks recommended). We go up the slope under a rocky bar to reach a grassy shoulder. The view of the Himalayas now widens to Cho Oyu, this 8,153-meter peak located on the Tibetan border straddling the valleys of Thame and Gokyo lakes. From the pass, the descent to the Hinku Khola valley via another pass, the Zatrwa La, which can be seen at the bottom of the valley.

approximately 6 hours of walking
Final altitude: approximately 4,150 m
Meals: breakfast – lunch – dinner
Accommodation: night in the lodg

We descend in the direction of the valley to find a path on the side of the cliff which gives access to a valley. We cross it and cross a ridge. The path continues by crossing a new valley until arriving in front of a scree corridor that we go up on a superb arranged staircase. We cross a shoulder that gives access to a balcony path from which we discover the Hinku Khola valley dominated by the Mera peak. We descend into a forest of young rhododendrons then reach the site of Thulo Dunga. The descent continues along the cliff to Traktor. A “Nepalese flat” then leads us to Tashing Dingma followed by a severe climb up the cliffside on a steep staircase to pass a shoulder before descending on the other side to overlook the Hinku Khola from the edge of the moraine. The atmosphere is very austere. The trail now remains very close to the river that we finally leave by going up into a pine forest. We arrive at Khote.

approximately 6 hours of walking
Final altitude: approximately 3,550 m
Meals: breakfast – lunch – dinner
Accommodation: night in the lodge

From the village of Khote, we continue along the river with the south face of Mera peak in our sights. We pass the confluence of the Hinku Khola with the Sanu Khola and discover mountains that complete the panorama to the left of the Kyashar. A slow ascent on the stony moraine then we go up through the boulders along the river to Saure. The climb continues pleasantly through mountain pastures to Duk gompa, located in a cave. Then we move away from the river to climb the moraine to a sheepfold to finish on the stony flat of the Thangnag moraine basin. The village is located behind a large pile of pebbles facing the impressive heights of moraines that descend from the glacial complex of Mera peak. The views on the peaks are splendid:

approximately 7 hours of walking
Final altitude: approximately 4,240 m
Meals: breakfast – lunch – dinner
Accommodation: night in the lodge

Acclimatization day at altitude with the optional ascent of a panoramic grassy ridge above the village towards Thangnag Ri up to 4,900 meters or even a little more. Beautiful bird’s-eye view of all the glacial valleys that have been carved out at the foot of the mountains, from Gonghla to Mera peak. A nice preparation … Return to the village at the beginning of the afternoon.

approximately 7 hours of walking
Final altitude: approximately 4,240 m
Meals: breakfast – lunch – dinner
Accommodation: night in the lodge

We leave the village crossing the stony moraine to find the start of the Mera La trail which is at the foot of a grassy moraine. The summit of Kyashar presents a vertical rock face that ends in a sharp point while at the rear we contemplate the succession of the glacial crest of the Charpote Himal of Kusum Kanguru and Gonghla. We progress on the flat and follow a sandy expanse then we go up to reach a new flat area. We go up on the moraine. We see the first houses at the foot of the moraine below Peak 41.

approximately 7 hours of walking
Final altitude: approximately 4,900 m
Meals: breakfast – lunch – dinner
Accommodation: night in the tent

Acclimatization and practice of the mountaineering technique on a glacier towards Mera-la. This is an opportunity to check everyone’s equipment and to familiarize themselves with (crampons, ice ax, helmet, harness, and jumar handle).

approximately 3-4 hours of walking
Final altitude: approximately 4,860 m
Meals: breakfast – lunch – dinner
Accommodation: night in the tent

We climb the moraine to pass the Mera – la at 5,415 meters. The mountain circus is strikingly beautiful. We pass a shoulder then a scree from where we can see the Mera Peak, then the Kangeta appears. The passage of the pass presents no difficulty and the views on Kusum Kanguru and peak 43 are superb. We reach the Mera La base camp located on the side of the Hunku khola valley at the foot of the Naulekh.

approximately 6 hours of walking
Final altitude: approximately 5,300 m
Meals: breakfast – lunch – dinner
Accommodation: night in the tent

From the base camp of Mera peak we go up to the pass on the side of the glacial tongue then on snow slopes. Behind us: Everest and Nuptse are revealed then Makalu and Kangchenjunga appear in a pass between two peaks. The fifth 8000 of the day finally appears: the Cho Oyu. We arrive at Mera peak High Camp, located near the rocky outcrop at the foot of the Mera Glacier.

approximately 5 hours of walking
Final altitude: approximately 5,800 m
Meals: breakfast – lunch – dinner
Accommodation: night in the tent

The hardest and most beautiful day of the trip! We start very early the ascent of the summit (northern slope) first by a regular slope at 30 ° then on the end which can reach 40 °. Sometimes it is necessary to equip with a fixed rope. From the central summit, we admire the most prestigious Himalayan summits including four 8000: Everest, Cho Oyu, Makalu, Kangchenjunga. But also Ama Dablam, Nuptse, Baruntse, and the south face of Lhotse. The descent is long to reach the lodge of Khare.

approximately 10-11 hours of walking
Final altitude: approximately 4,900 m
Meals: breakfast – lunch – dinner
Accommodation: night in the tent

Reserve day in case of bad weather, to try the ascent.

We follow the path taken on the way up.

approximately 6 hours of walking
Final altitude: approximately 3,600 m
Meals: breakfast – lunch – dinner
Accommodation: night in the lodge

Descent into the bed of the river, which we then abandon to climb into the forest and finally reach a balcony path and a beautiful valley where we will spend the night.

approximately 7 hours of walking
Final altitude: approximately 4,610 m
Meals: breakfast – lunch – dinner
Accommodation: night in the lodge

The ascent towards the last pass of Chetrawa (4600 m). The long descent to reach Lukla.

approximately 6 hours of walking
Final altitude: approximately 2,800 m
Meals: breakfast – lunch – dinner
Accommodation: night in the lodge

Flight to Ramechapp airport then transfer to Kathmandu. The flight is subject to weather conditions, a delay in the day of rotation is possible. This is why we always plan a reserve day in Kathmandu before resuming the international flight. Transfer to the hotel in Kathmandu and a free afternoon.

free time depending on the departure time of your flight and our representative will drop you at the airport, ending your journey in Nepal. We hope to be of service to you again. Thank you and safe travels.

approximately 20 minutes of driving to the airport
Final altitude: approximately 13,50m
Meals: breakfast

Our Trip Gallery

  • Airport Transfer Costs
  • 3 nights accommodation while in Kathmandu with Bed and Breakfast
  • Makalu Barun Conservation Area Entry Permit Fee
  • Mera Peak Climbing Permit
  • Garbage Deposit Shipment Charges
  • Domestic Flight Fares and Land Transportation
  • Full Board Meals while on the trek
  • Tents for Base camp as well as high camp
  • High altitude food, cooking set and toiletries
  • Camping types of equipment, Tents, Cooking sets, Food, etc.
  • All costs incurred for Supporting staff (A Professional Mountain Guide)
  • 1 Porter for 1 member to carry personal luggage
  • All costs including wages, insurance, meals, transportation, and allowances for porters and guides
  • Technical Climbing Gears, Rope, Rock Pistons, Ice Crops
  • All taxes imposed by Nepal Government

  • International Airfares
  • Nepal Entry Visa Fee
  • Heritage Entry Fees
  • Dinner and Lunch while in Kathmandu
  • Extra meals while on trek (besides breakfast, lunch, dinner)
  • Travel and Medical Insurance and Emergency Evacuation costs if needed
  • Expenses of personal nature like alcoholic beverages, laundry, boiled water, mineral water
  • Extra batteries, cell phone charging, Wifi while on the trek
  • Personal Climbing equipment
  • Tips and Gratuities for porters and guides
  • All expenses incurred in case of early arrival or late departure
  • Risk of flight delays to and from Lukla
  • Anything not mentioned in the cost inclusion section

All Inclusive Price

2200 $ per person

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